Pete Doherty + Carl Barat = TLA

According to the NME, Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are to begin writing a musical:

Babyshambles’ Pete Doherty and Dirty Pretty Things’ Carl Barat – formerly bandmates in The Libertines – will begin writing a musical together next week (March 10), for a new show scheduled to begin in early 2009.

Barat told NME.COM last November that he had been approached about writing a musical with Doherty. He has since explained to the Sunday Mirror that he and his old pal have since been commissioned by London’s Donmar Warehouse theatre, based in Covent Garden, to work on the project.

The play, apparently, is a “drama about the struggles of an up and coming rock band.” I’m pretty sure Pete and Carl already wrote that story, and it’s documented on their eponymous sophomore album, The Libertines. Unfortunately, we already know how it ends: “Can’t Stand Me Now” and “What Became of the Likely Lads?”

MP3s (via Insound):

The Libertines – “Never Never”

The Libertines – “Up the Bracket”

2 thoughts on “Pete Doherty + Carl Barat = TLA”

  1. An actual IM conversation:

    [09:48] DP: Pete and Carl are so ghey

    [09:49] JB: totally.

    [09:49] DP: Whatever, as long as it’s recorded (by them) and released

    [09:49] JB: with gary playing drums

    [09:49] JB: (preferably)

    [09:49] DP: Yes, please

    [09:50] JB: that would be a “nice-to-have”

    [09:50] JB: not a business requirement

    [09:50] DP: What’s the ROI on that?

    [09:51] JB: well, depends on whether we can manage the scope creep

    [09:51] DP: Let’s cut bait and dump Mick Jones and have production done off-shore

    [09:52] JB: going forward, it is what it is.

    [09:52] DP: Let’s not reinvent the wheel here.

    [09:52] DP: Crunch the numbers, make it happen.

    [09:52] JB: maximize the reusability.

    [09:53] DP: If we include Gary now, the economy of scale is incredible. Sure, we frontload the investment now, but we’ll reap amazing profits on the back end

    [09:54] DP: We can have a knowledge transfer on this offline

    [09:54] JB: ok, i’m going to barf if we keep this up any longer.

    [09:54] DP: Post this to the comments

    [09:55] DP: We just made a solid business case for reuniting the Libertines

    [09:55] JB: ha ha ha.

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